GPs 'keen for clarity' on patient-delivered partner therapy

Some do and some don’t offer it but there’s no national guidance, researchers say

Almost half of GPs have prescribed antibiotic treatment for chlamydia infection to a patient’s sexual partner without directly seeing the person, a survey shows.

However, it also reveals that despite patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT) being backed by sexual health experts, many doctors remain hesitant, citing concerns both about the medicolegal risks and potential drug-drug interactions.

The survey findings, presented at the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) virtual